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Trading Support and Resistance –EUR/USD, GBP/USD


This week I will begin with my monthly and weekly Forex forecast of the currency pairs worth watching. The first part of my forecast is based upon my research of the past 20 years of Forex prices, which show that the following methodologies have all produced profitable results:

Let us look at the relevant data of currency price changes and interest rates to date, which we compiled using a trade-weighted index of the major global currencies:

Currency Price Changes and Interest Rates

Monthly Forecast February 2023

For the month of February, I forecasted that the EUR/USD currency pair would rise in value.

The performance so far is follows:

February 2023 Forecast Performance to Date

Weekly Forecast 19th February 2023

Last week, I made no weekly forecast, as there were no unusually strong counter-trend price movements in the Forex market the previous week. The situation remains the same, so I again give no weekly forecast this week.

Directional volatility in the Forex market is likely to remain the same over the coming week.

Last week was dominated by relative strength in the US Dollar, and relative weakness in the Japanese Yen.

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Key Support/Resistance Levels for Popular Pairs

I teach that trades should be entered and exited at or very close to key support and resistance levels. There are certain key support and resistance levels that can be monitored on the more popular currency pairs this week.

Key Support and Resistance Levels

Let us see how trading one of these key pairs last week off key support and resistance levels could have worked out:

EUR/USD

I had expected the level at $1.0802 might act as resistance in the EUR/USD currency pair last week, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “role reversal” levels can work well. The H1 price chart below shows how the price rejected this level right at the start of last Tuesday’s New York session (typically a great time to enter trades in major Forex currency pairs) with a large doji candlestick, marked by the down arrow in the price chart below signaling the timing of this bearish rejection. This trade has been profitable, achieving a maximum positive reward to risk ratio of more than 1 to 1 so far based upon the size of the entry candlestick.

EUR/USD Hourly Price Chart

GBP/USD

I had expected the level at $1.2264 might act as resistance in the GBP/USD currency pair last week, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “role reversal” levels can work well. The H1 price chart below shows how the price rejected this level right at the start of last Tuesday’s New York session (typically a great time to enter trades in major Forex currency pairs) with a large doji candlestick, marked by the down arrow in the price chart below signaling the timing of this bearish rejection. This trade has been profitable, achieving a maximum positive reward to risk ratio of more than 1 to 1 so far based upon the size of the entry candlestick.

GBP/USD Hourly Price Chart

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